Dr. Irvin Scott with Jeff Kinney

Dr. Irvin Scott, a Senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is coming to An Unlikely Story to discuss his new book, Leading with Heart and Soul: 30 Inspiring Lessons of Faith, Learning, and Leadership for Educators. Dr. Scott’s book describes a spiritual approach to support and motivate educators, students, and their communities. Dr. Scott will be in conversation with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, answer audience questions, and sign books.

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A spiritually grounded source of inspiration and answers for education leaders in troubling times

Public confidence in schools is waning, and there remains an unprecedented teacher shortage in the United States. Leading with Heart and Soul: 30 Inspiring Lessons of Faith, Learning, and Leadership for Educators shows leaders how to use spiritual principles to care for teachers, students, and other stakeholders despite these obstacles. Principals, superintendents, and others will gain motivation from the stories and strategies inside. Drawing on spiritual principles and Dr. Irvin Scott's experience as a classroom, school, district, and non-profit leader, this book will reinvigorate you and your team as you try to answer your most pressing questions about the future of education, including:

  • How do we empower innovative, servant-hearted educational leaders to meet the needs of students?
  • How do we inspire whole communities to support the learning journeys of their youth?
  • How do we engage the entire educational ecosystem--including nonprofits and other organizations--to uplift equitable opportunities to learning and ensure that every student has the resources needed to thrive?

This is not a time for leaders to turn away from our children, their caregivers, and the educators who teach and nurture them. Instead, it is a time to lift them up and celebrate the work they do while navigating our own administrative mandates and challenges. Leading with Heart and Soul speaks directly to the individuals in a position to achieve that goal. It is perfect for book clubs; personal study; and within public, Christian private, and faith-based charter schools.

IRVIN L. SCOTT, Ed.D. is senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and founder of its Leadership Institute for Faith and Education, an initiative that brings education and faith communities together. Before serving as deputy director of K-12 education for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Scott spent more than twenty years as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and chief academic officer.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Leading with Heart and Soul: 30 Inspiring Lessons of Faith, Learning, and Leadership for Educators By Irvin L. Scott Cover Image
ISBN: 9781394248445
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jossey-Bass - April 9th, 2024